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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival on Feb 18 &19, 2017 - Forecast is for Perfect Weather, GREAT Blues and Good Times!
One of Clearwater’s signature and most beloved events, the Clearwater Seafood and Blues Festival (Sea-Blues) presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, returns to rock out Coachman Park Feb. 18-19, 2017. The popularity of this event continues to appeal to thousands and gives residents and visitors a chance to see nationally established and emerging bands as they pump out some of their best blues-inspired tunes. The Sea-Blues Festival kicks-off with a pre-celebration on Feb. 17 with the Blues Walk in Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District which will include music, food, drinks and all the charm the Cleveland Street District has to offer.
Headlining Saturday’s day of music, fun and food will be JJ Grey & Mofro. This Southern rock, funky, blues band is no stranger to entertaining thousands, playing at some of the largest festivals worldwide, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock in Japan and more. Jamming out on stage that day will also be The Record Company, a three-man American blues-rock band influenced by the music of the legendary Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker and punk-rock band The Stooges. The Congress, The Sheepdogs, Bear & Robert, and local favorite The Ries Brothers will also entertain the crowd on Saturday.
American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter Walter Trout will headline Sunday’s entertainment. Trout is a three-time winner of the Overseas Artist of the Year title at the British Blues Awards, and a three-time Blues Music Awards nominee. American blues musician and slide guitar legend Sonny Landreth and American guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter Mike Zito will also jam out on Sunday. Completing Sunday’s lineup will be Selwyn Birchwood, an award-winning blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, The Souliz Band, and the popular regional performer The Betty Fox Band rounds out the lineup.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
Bear & Robert - 12:30-1:00pm
The Ries Brothers - 1:30–2:15pm
The Congress - 2:45–3:45pm
The Sheepdogs - 4:15–5:15pm
The Record Company - 5:45–7:00pm
JJ Grey & Mofro - 7:30–9:00pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Souliz - 12:30 -1:00pm
Betty Fox Band - 1:30–2:15pm
Selwyn Birchwood - 2:45–3:45pm
Mike Zito - 4:15–5:15pm
Sonny Landreth - 5:45–7:00pm
Walter Trout - 7:30–9:00pm
Keeping up with tradition and staying true to its name, visitors to the 2017 Sea-Blues Festival will enjoy some mouth-watering seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants.
General admission to the festival is free. Reserved seating starts at $25 with two-day passes available. VIP packages start at $70 and includes a reserved seat, dinner, two drink tickets, access to the VIP bar and executive restrooms. All prices are subject to taxes and fees.